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Tunisian court temporarily releases U.N. official after two-month detention

TUNIS A Tunisian appeal court on Tuesday temporarily released a United Nations official after two months in detention as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism unit, an official spokesman said.

U.N. calls on Tunisia to immediately release detained official

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations called on Tunisia on Wednesday to immediately release a U.N. official who was detained more than six weeks ago as part of an investigation by a Tunisian anti-terrorism unit.

World, United Nations, May 15 2019

Dozens of migrants drown off Tunisia coast after leaving Libya

TUNIS At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said.

World, Libya, United Nations May 10 2019

Tunisia police kills three militants in Sidi Bouzid

Tunisian police killed three Islamist militants in the central city of Sidi Bouzid on Saturday, a security source told Reuters.

World, May 04 2019

Tunisia orders army to transport fuel during walkout

TUNIS Tunisia ordered the army on Friday to transport fuel to petrol stations on Friday, a government source said, the second day of a strike by fuel distribution workers that has caused empty pumps and long queues across the country.

World, May 03 2019

Strike by Tunisian fuel workers leads to queues and empty pumps

TUNIS Fuel distribution workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike on Thursday to demand higher wages, leading to long queues and empty pumps at petrol stations across the North African nation.

World, Africa May 02 2019

Angry protests erupt in Tunisian city demanding development

TUNIS About 5,000 Tunisians protested on Monday in central Sidi Bouzid city against marginalization and deteriorating conditions, two days after the deaths of 12 female rural workers in a traffic accident.

World, Apr 29 2019

Tunisian police switch off broadcasts of private TV station

TUNIS Tunisian police stormed the offices of a private television station and cut it off the air on Thursday over accusations it had breached broadcasting rules, which the channel called an attempt to silence its voice criticizing the government.

World, Apr 25 2019

Man gets life in prison for stabbing policeman at Michigan airport

FLINT, Mich. A Tunisian man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for stabbing a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan, a decision a federal judge said was made easier by the defendant's defiant and angry remarks in court.

World, U.S., Apr 18 2019

Struggle over leadership deepens division in Tunisia president's party

TUNIS Tunisia's ruling party Nidaa Tounes on Saturday elected two leaders, one of them the president's son, in two parallel congresses, deepening the division that has hit the party in recent years.

World, Apr 13 2019